LINDALE COUNCIL AWARDS BID FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS

Hartbeat Construction LLC was awarded the bid for Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Project by Lindale City Council members during their regular meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 7 at city hall. The bid was for $774,134. The focus of the sidewalk project is to improve sidewalks in Lindale and especially around Lindale

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Fatal crash stats released

In 2022, factors such as “driving under the influence”, “failure to drive in a single lane” and “unsafe speed” contributed to 167 fatal crashes and 192 total deaths in the Tyler District. The TxDOT Tyler District, which includes Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Henderson, Rusk, Smith, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties, released preliminary numbers revealing the top-five

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Twenty years later, Texas A&M Forest Service employees, retirees recall Columbia recovery mission

By DARREN BENSON Texas A&M Forest Service COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Bill Oates was renovating his Nacogdoches home when he thought the rumbling he heard was coming from his daughter running around the house. John Gill was working a weekend job on a logging crew in East Texas when his boss asked if he had

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Colleges’ interest in Lindale football bodes well for the entire program

  By Terry Cannon Editor Lindale High School Head Coach Chris Cochran has a working relationship with college coaches both near and far, promoting his players and the school’s program. But in the past couple of weeks, it’s a pretty safe bet that he wouldn’t have expected a steady parade of names such as Nick

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Deputies involved in fatal shooting

Two Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in a fatal shooting on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the 23000 block of County Road 459 after responding to a domestic disturbance call at the residence, publicity officials announced. Brandon Duvall, 32, was shot by deputies after they arrived on the scene at approximately 9:30 p.m. and

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Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar Observes National Unclaimed Property Day, Feb. 1

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is joining other unclaimed property administrators to celebrate the third annual national Unclaimed Property Day tomorrow, Feb. 1. “I am proud to have returned more than $2 billion dollars to Texans since becoming Comptroller, and we are continually looking for new ways to return even more,” Hegar said. “This

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CITY COUNCIL TABLES SIDEWALK ISSUE

Lindale City Council members tabled discussion concerning a bid to Hartbeat Construction for the Lindale Sidewalk improvements project as part of the Texas Department of Transportation’s Safe Route to School program during their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night (Jan. 17) at city hall. Hartbeat Construction has submitted the lowest bid of $774,134. Also the council

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SWEPCO offers tips ahead of extreme winter weather potential

  SHREVEPORT, La. (December 20, 2022) – Southwestern Electric Power Co. is urging customers to be prepared for a potential extreme winter weather event Thursday and Friday. Forecasts predict dangerous, below-freezing temperatures, high winds and some wintry precipitation across Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana. These factors can stress the electric grid and cause utility problems. SWEPCO

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